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O'Brien, Gerry 1954 July 5-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 1,478 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Children's sound recordings  History 
Roles: Narrator, nar
Classifications: PR6052.R785, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gerry O'Brien
Great classic love stories( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six love stories
The blue guitar by John Banville( Recording )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Orme used to be a painter, well known and well rewarded, but his muse has deserted him. He is also, as he confesses, a petty thief. His worst theft is Polly, the wife of his friend Marcus, with whom he has had an affair. When the affair is discovered, Oliver hides himself away in his childhood home. Many surprises await him and by the end of his story, he will be forced to face himself and seek a road towards redemption
Galway girl by Ken Bruen( Recording )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Taylor takes on a case where three killers are working together to bring him down. In order to prevent more murders, he'll be forced to confront personal trauma
In the galway silence by Ken Bruen( Recording )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After much tragedy and violence, Jack Taylor has at long last landed at contentment. Of course, he still knocks back too much Jameson and dabbles in uppers, but he has a new woman in his life, a freshly bought apartment, and little sign of trouble on the horizon. Once again, trouble comes to him, this time in the form of a wealthy Frenchman who wants Jack to investigate the double-murder of his twin sons. Jack is meanwhile roped into looking after his girlfriend's nine-year-old son, and is in for a shock with the appearance of a character out of his past. The plot is one big chess game and all of the pieces seem to be moving at the behest of one dangerously mysterious player: a vigilante called "Silence," because he's the last thing his victims will ever hear"--Container
The ghosts of Galway by Ken Bruen( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest installment in this addictive series pits Jack Taylor against a dangerous band of heretics as he seeks the Red Book and meets Em again
Red dirt by Elizabeth Reapy( Recording )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young Irish migrants leave a man called Hopper for dead on an outback road in Australia. They barely know him; no-one will miss him in their world of hostels, wild nights on cheap wine and grinding work on isolated farms. In this powerful audiobook about the discovery of responsibility, three young people - Fiona, Murph and Hopper - flee the collapse of their country's economy. In the heat and endless spaces of Australia they try to escape their past, but impulsive cruelty, shame and guilt drag them down, and it is easy to make terrible choices
Cross by Ken Bruen( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy has been crucified in Galway. People are shocked. The Church is scandalised. Jack Taylor agrees to help his old friend Ridge search for the killer
The soldier's return by Alan Monaghan( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battered and broken by three years of fighting, Stephen Ryan returns to Ireland. As the First World War enters its final bloody months, the seeds of a new sort of conflict are being sown in Dublin, with the emergence of Sinn Fein
Broken harbour by Tana French( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin, two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once. Scorcher's personal life is tugging for his attention. Seeing the case on the news has sent his sister Dina off the rails again, and she's resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family at Broken Harbour, back when they were children
The rising by Brian McGilloway( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin is summoned to a burning barn, he finds the remains of local drug dealer Martin Kielty, and suspicion falls on a local vigilante group of onetime paramilitaries called The Rising. Meanwhile, Devlin's former colleague's son has gone missing during a seaside camping trip. Devlin is relieved when the boy's mother receives a text message from his phone, so when a body is washed up on a nearby beach he's baffled. Then another drug dealer is killed, but just as it seems he's closing in on the truth, a personal crisis strikes at the heart of Ben's own family
Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis complex by Eoin Colfer( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex, the seventh awesome book in the bestselling Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. Read by the actor Gerry O'Brien. Will the real Artemis Fowl please stand up? Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has summoned an elite group of high-tech fairies to Iceland. He wants to present his invention to save the world from global warming. But something terrible has happened to him. Artemis Fowl has become nice. The fairies diagnose Atlantis Complex (aka multiple-personality disorder) - dabbling in magic has damaged Artemis's mind. And now the subterranean city of Atlantis is under attack from vicious robots and nice Artemis is no use to anyone. Can fairy ally Captain Holly Short get devious Artemis back before they strike?
Artemis Fowl and the Opal deception by Eoin Colfer( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, read by the actor Gerry O'Brien. Evil pixie Opal Koboi is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People--this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing?
Ballykissangel : a sense of place by Hugh Miller( Recording )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Peter Clifford's arrival in the rural Irish town of Ballykissangel is something of a shock. Ballykissangel is by no means the sleepy backwater he was expecting - and the locals don't find their new priest half as ridiculous as they'd have liked. But can an Englishman ever really fit in? Among the memorable characters are wheeler-dealer Brian Quigley, who has just installed an automated confessional - complete with fax machine - in the church; and Niamh, his daughter, who, rather oddly, looks to Father Peter for advice on premarital sex. And there's Father Mac, the parish priest, who is fond of a drink but rather less fond of the English clergy, as well as the beautiful, fiery and fiercely anti-clerical Assumpta Fitzgerald in whom Father Peter finds an attractive sparring partner
Artemis Fowl and the Arctic incident by Eoin Colfer( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, read by the actor Gerry O'Brien. Someone has been supplying Class A illegal human power sources to the goblins. Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit is sure that her arch-enemy, thirteen-year-old Artemis Fowl, is responsible. But is he? Artemis has his own problems to deal with: his father is being held to ransom and only a miracle will save him. Maybe this time a brilliant plan just won't be enough. Maybe this time Artemis needs help
The soldier's song by Alan Monaghan( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dublin, 1914. As Ireland stands on the brink of political crisis, Europe plunges headlong into war. Among the thousands of Irishmen who volunteer to fight for the British Army is Stephen Ryan, a gifted young maths scholar whose working class background has marked him out as a misfit among his wealthy fellow students. Sent to fight in Turkey, he looks forward to the great adventure, unaware of the growing unrest back home in Ireland. His romantic notions of war are soon shattered and he is forced to wonder where his loyalties lie, on his return to a Dublin poised for rebellion in 1916 and a brother fighting for the rebels. Everything has changed utterly, and in a world gone mad his only hope is his growing friendship with the brilliant and enigmatic Lillian Bryce."
Honour redeemed by David Donachie( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his fiery Irish blood and well-known reputation for trouble, Lieutenant George Markham leads his embattled Royal Marines against the French in Corsica. His mission: to seize the island. Markham ventures across the island to persuade the veteran war hero Pasquali Paoli to unite the Corsicans behind him. But their loyalty remains torn by a heritage of vendettas, French bribery, and cross and double cross. Enemies abound, and the only men Markham can rely on are the grim, taciturn Sergeant Rannoch and a man who owes Markham his life - Bellamy, the educated, black Marine
Ballykissangel : the new arrival by Hugh Miller( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Father Peter Clifford's arrival in the rural Irish town of Ballykissangel comes as something of a shock to both him and the local residents. Ballykissangel is by no means the sleepy backwater that he was expecting - and the locals don't find their new priest half as ridiculous as they'd have liked. But can an Englishman ever really fit in?"--Container
Headstone by Ken Bruen( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil has many guises. Jack Taylor has encountered most of them but nothing before has ever truly terrified him until a group called Headstone rears its ugly head. An elderly priest is viciously beaten until nearly dead. A special needs boy is brutally attacked. A series fo seemingly random, insane events even has the Guards shaken. Accepting the power of Headstone, Jack realises that in order to fight back he must relinquish the remaining shreds of what has made him human - knowledge that may have come too late to prevent an act of such ferocious evil that the whole country would be changed forever - and in the worst way
Artemis Fowl and the lost colony by Eoin Colfer( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony, the fifth sensational book in the gripping Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. Read by the actor Gerry O'Brien. Has criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl met his match? Until recently Artemis Fowl was the only human to have discovered that fairies do exist. But now a second juvenile genius wants to capture one for scientific study - and not just any old fairy. The newcomer intends to trap a demon, the most human-hating species unknown to man. Only an ancient time spell separates the demons from mankind - and Artemis must prevent it from unravelling. If he fails, the bloodthirsty tribe will re-launch their quest to wipe humans from the planet . . . There can only be one winner in this battle of the demons. And it may not be Artemis Fowl. 'A superb series' - The Times 'Engagingly vivid, exciting and witty' - The Telegraph 'Fast, funny and very exciting' - Daily Mail ***Artemis Fowl was winner of the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year Award and Children's Book of the Year at the Children's Book Awards. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award.*** ****Enter Artemis's wicked world at www.artemisfowl.co.uk**** Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age and, as an adult, continued to write. ARTEMIS FOWL, his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Artemis Fowl, the explosive first novel in Eoin Colfer's bestselling Artemis Fowl series. Read by the actor Gerry O'Brien.Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he's taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own. Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroine and that her senior officer Commander Root will stop at nothing to get her back and you've got the mother of all sieges brewing!
 
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